20 Halloween Events Worth Your Philly Trick-or-Treat Entertainment Pleasure

Since Philly takes Halloween very seriously, hop on those broomsticks right now and take a ride like Mr. Ginuwine’s “Pony” through Philly Mixtape’s updated Halloween weekend events calendar, which is all sorts of ready for your apple bobbin’ entertainment pleasure all witchy weekend long. 

Ready, set, what’s your favorite scary movie? Kazaam, you know, the one where Shaq plays a genie. Go. 

And of course, please click on the links (times may also change) to plan out your Halloween/Uber life…and be safe, kids! 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Because you know you’re dying to get out there and butcher “Thriller” in the best way that only you know how, join Sing Your Life Karaoke queen Sara Sherr all over Philly during Halloween week, including where you can find her at some new gigs listed below that are more than ready for your trick-or-treat pleasure all candy apple lovin’ season long. Sun, 9-2, Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2, 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave. 

Terror Behind the Walls/Eastern State Penitentiary/Now-through Nov 5th. Because you’re finally recovered from last year’s hellish roaming, step back into the scurry shit because the Eastern State Pen is back at it again, bitch. 

Scream Turns Twenty/Netflix Perhaps the scariest thing on this list is the fact that Wes Craven mid ’90s horror masterpiece Scream is just a touch away from its twentieth fucking birthday. First, pass the Botox (right Ms. Cox in Scream 2 and 3?), and then watch….because it’s a god damn classic. 

The B-52’s Halloween Scream/The Fillmore/Sunday If only legendary Philly DJ Robert Drake was opening for the iconic B-52s would this event be the perfect addition to your already action-packed Halloween weekend. Oh, wait, he is, so “Roam” right over here and get those tickets, because on this night, we’re all in the deadbeat club.

Not Your Basic Brunch:Party of the Dead/Pennsylvania 6/Sunday Calling Ms. Houston, Ms. Winehouse, Mr. Bowie, Prince and Iggy Azalea’s music career (what, too soon?), you’re all invited to Pennsylvania 6 Philly this Sunday for a big ol’ Party of the Dead, which will be all wrapped up in that not so elusive “Not Your Basic”Brunch style and flavor. 

Of course, also along for the ride will be boatloads of bubbles and all the Spin City DJz you can’t possibly handle throwing it the fuck down on the main floors. And for this oh, so spooky, wooky round of NYBB, the 3rd floor at Penn 6 will be transformed into the afterlife lounge, which will be complete with all sorts of deep house ditties and a buffet of chilled out vibes where you can rest those tootsies before shimmying back onto the dead dance floor. Get ready, kids, because Penn 6 is about to be all done up into your worst/best nightmare complete with…everything, so call your friends, tell them to get their friends and we can all be freaky friends together this Sunday. Don’t forget to dress up all dead and stuff to win some fab prizes and then come through, yo! 

Jock o Lantern Night/The Bike Stop/Sunday That title pretty much this fuzzy, f@#kable event all sorts of up. Bears, cubs and ghouls….oh, yas, queen. 

Lita Ford/SundaySellersville Theatre Because who wouldn’t want to be kissed oh, so deadly by the legendary Ms. Lita Ford on Halloween? No, no…that wasn’t a question. 

Fright Night!/Bourbon & Branch/Oct 31st Leaving those front porch lights off this year? Then avoid it all and head to B&B where the smooth local sounds of The Billy Brown Band, RFA and Backroom Dreamers will be waiting for you…unlike those kids. 

Halloween/Monday Trick or treat, bitch! Now, beware of candy with razor blades in it and get to work on filling those local and legendary entertainment pillow cases all the way up. 



20 Philly Events Taking Over Your Weekend & Beyond

Ready….set….here comes the weekend! 

Got plans? You most certainly do now. Check it out. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Just when you thought she couldn’t take over anymore of your karaoke lives, Philly’s reigning Sing Your Life Karaoke Queen, the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr has some new gigs listed below that are prime and ready for your song butchering pleasure all basic bitch season long. Sun, 9-2, Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2, 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave. Every last Wed of the month, The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. 9-2

2016 FringeArts Festival/Tonight-Sept 24th With Gunnar Montana’s Wroughtland, a parody mock opera of Gilbert & Sullivan’s Switched and Bastion Carboni’s An Obviously Foggot just a few of the shows and events making waves at this year’s twentieth annual FringeArts Festival, you better hurry up and grab your tickets for all of it, because with just a week left to go, they’ll be flying faster than any one of the amazing aerial artists who are also taking over the festival. Meaning…go. 

All the Drag Tea w/Brittany Lynn What happens when you let Philly Drag Mafia goddess Brittany Lynn click some keys and break some mugs on all of the local drag happenings in Philly? You get all the drag tea, in which she spills, like, all of it and gives you the real on fierce upcoming events including BEV’s Bitchfest, Agitated!, Showgirl and the one-and-only Miss’d America Pageant in Atlantic City. All purse first, of course. 

Rodgers & Hammersteins South Pacific/Walnut Street Theatre/Tonight-Oct23rd What could be a better way to keep those sun-kissed vibes afloat all fall other than stepping on the South Pacific with the cast and crew of this beloved musical? Absolutely nothing. Now, get those tickets. 

The Eric Jaffe Show/Tavern on Camac/Tonight Those end-of-summer blues got you all the way down? Well, let Mr. Eric Jaffe and his insatiable ukulele skills along with special guests Jakeya, Julia Young, Leo Gonzalez Ben Deane and Rob Anthony pick you all the way up and help keep those friendly tan lines around just a little bit longer. 

Tigerlily/Premier Nightclub/Tonight Since you’re still in denial that summer is (gasp!) coming to an end, why not head down to AC to, um, revel, in their latest hot spot while soaking up the vibes served up by Ms. Tigerlily. Post-bikini bliss. 

Jocks vs. Nerds Part Deux/Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar/Tonight The sexiest, yet nerdiest (nah, nerds are sexy, too) party to hit the Gayborhood is back. No further explanation needed. Well, except that it’s for all a good cause which makes this event that much more fabulous, bitch. 

Victor Calderone/Coda/Tonight What do Madonna, Britney Spears and Destiny’s Child all have in common? They’ve all been masterfully remixed by the legendary Mr. Calderone, meaning, get ready to dance your f#$king ass off when he takes over Coda tonight. 

Welcome Back Party/Field House/Saturday Philly’s favorite sports bar, Field House, is pulling out all of the stops to welcome you into a most funkdafied fall season with a blowout party filled with lots of food, fun, and loaded with all sorts of music vibes, courtesy of DJ N9NE. Let’s go. 

WXPN Welcomes Book of Love/World Cafe Live!/Saturday As if hard working legendary local DJ Robert Drake at the music helm wasn’t enough new wave heat for you, Philly’s own Book of Love is performing a special concert to coincide with the release of their new album MMXVI – Book of Love, which celebrates thirty years of them all up in this local music business. Meaning, pass the Aqua Net and let’s dance. 

Local Music Love/The Tusk/Saturday Are you a local music lover? Really, who isn’t? Then you must get your Tusk life on and head on over this weekend to see Adam Fried, Keely Sibilia, Super Sonic Octopus, Vessna Scheff and Genevieve Marie Fareira dazzle you with their many, many, many musical talents. 

Jason Aldean/BB&T Pavilion/Saturday Giddy on up and grab those tickets because that insatiable Aldean swoon is headed our way in twenty-four hours…sigh…

The Kidz Bop Kids/Life of the Party/BB&T Pavilion/Sunday Because a little hair o’ the dog along with some Kidz Bop action goes a long way on a Sunday Funday, right? 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch/Pennsylvania 6 Philly/Sunday Although we’re still an excruciating two days away from the jungled up grand return of Penn 6 Philly’s bitchin’ “Not Your Basic” Brunch par-tay, what you can do is fully prepare yourself right here for all of the shenanigans that are about to ensue not just on Sunday, but for all #NYBB season long. Ready? Because you most certainly should be. 

The Funny Gals/Tattoed Mom/Sunday Yas, kween, life is tough sometimes. But when you’ve got fierce and f#$king hilarious local drag divas BEV, Mimi Imfurst, Astala Lavista and Sutton Fearce to bring us cheer and laughter all damn day long, what could go wrong? Everything…which is why you should go to Tattooed Mom this weekend and show these local drag ladies your love. 

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears/Monday night/Sports! 

Industry Night at Positano Coast/Every Monday The bottom line is this…if you’re living that industry life…head over to PC every Monday night and just dance it out like Monday’s your Friday…oh, wait…it is. 

Full Front Street/The Victoria Freehouse/Monday Looking to keep that post-weekend sin going on for just another day or twelve? Then side step it to The Victoria Freehouse and let the insatiable HoneyTree Evil Eye along with very sexy and special guests Sway Bradbury, Grampy Knockers and Tiel do their tassels shakin’ thang just for you…yes, you. 

Bradley’s Bucks ‘Jungle’/Sept 20th So, what happens when you take a fine herd of University of the Arts trained dancing gentlemen who create an incredible artistic jungle and put it right in the middle of this year’s FringeArts festival? You’re about to find out this Tuesday night at Franky Bradley’s. Meaning…be there…and here’s how. 

Listen to Music/Every Damn Day of Your Life No explanation needed. Now, let’s take it back to a littler old school MC Lyte for your weekend. Enjoy! 





20 Philly Events That Are Taking Over Your Weekend and Beyond

With lots to do over the next few days including the kick off of this year’s FringeArts Festival, the final (no!!) romp of What Makes Me Pissi, a New Order themed Sex Dwarf party hosted by Robert Drake and a kick ass block party thrown by Valanni, it’s time to just let that sweet music play and begin planning your first post-Labor Day weekend right about…now. 

Sing Your Life Karaoke/All Over Philly Just when you thought she couldn’t take over anymore of your karaoke lives, Philly’s reigning Sing Your Life Karaoke Queen, the fabulous Ms. Sara Sherr has some new gigs listed below that are prime and ready for your song butchering pleasure. Sun, 9-2, Bob and Barbara’s, 1509 South Street Tues, 9-2, 12 Steps Down, 9th and Christian Thurs, 9-2 W/N W/N 931 Spring Garden, Fri, 9-1 Southhouse, 2535 S. 13th St. Saturday, 9-1:45 Les & Doreen’s Happy Tap,1301 E Susquehanna Ave. Every last Wed of the month, The Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. 9-2

Monarch Philly In case you haven’t noticed, it’s still heat stroke worthy outside, which means MP’s still got you covered with all of that sippin’ and splashin’ for just a little while longer. Plus, they’ve got you tackled for all of your NFL needs this season, which you can hike it up to right here. 

20th Annual FringeArts Festival/Tonight-Sept 24th Hard to believe, but it’s been twenty years since the FringArts Festival started taking over Philly (seriously…it’ll be everywhere) with its high flying spectacles, artful shows and racy romps, and this year is looking to be truly something special as it will not just be a celebration of that not so elusive artistic Philly life, but with shows on the horizon including Gunnar Monatana’s Wroughtland, Bastion Carboni’s An Obviously Foggot and Franky Bradley’s all male dance troupe, Bradley’s Bucks, taking you into their mighty fine jungle, it just might be the most explosive festival yet. For much, much more on this year’s artistic extarvangana, get your FringeArts Festival guide on right here 

DTF/Daryl & Timaree Fun Hour/Franky Bradley’s/Tonight Philly’s funniest twosome are back, and this time they’re helping you get your intercourse education on with another f#$king hilarious serving of their sex ed/comedy/game show just in time for the new school year. Join real life sex educator Dr Timaree Leigh and comedian Darryl Charles as well as featured panelists Neil Bardhan and Sven Inches as they get you all sorts of up and ready for all of the sex stuff that you are dying to know…right now. 

Sex Dwarf Celebrates 35 Years of New Order If there’s any entertainer in Philly who’s absolutely pumped to celebrate thirty-five years since New Order first served us with their debut single, “Ceremony,” it’s certainly DJ Robert Drake who will be taking over Club Moussai for a celebration that you’ll never forget. 

Adele/Wells Fargo Center/Tonight & Tomorrow All that we can really say is…pass the Kleenex…right now because we can’t deal with whatever the “Hello” diva is about to do to us all god damn weekend long. 

Culture Club/Electric Factory As if one English Breakfast tea sipping diva for your weekend wasn’t enough, the legendary Boy George and his fierce Culture Club are about to have you singing “Karma Chameleon” in record time. 

The Lumineers/Mann Music Center/Friday “Hey, Ho.” Enough said. That and this show is currently…sold out. 

Thomas Gold/Coda/Tonight What it all come down to is…just dance like your life depends on it. Certainly Mr. Gold will help you achieve that goal and then some. 

Back from the Beach Block Party Join Michael Duffy and the rest of the Valanni crew as they are straight up shutting down the block to keep you in denial that summer is over. Well, with this heat it’s certainly not, and with DJ jimmy DePre on the decks as well as lots of other fun things planned including a raging cookout and a dunk tank, this is one party that you and your whipped cream bikini do not want to miss out on. 

Hooked/Franky Bradley’s/Saturday Because a little disco fever for your weekend equals mirror ball bliss, especially when connoisseurs Michael the Lion and Shawn Ryan are at the oh, so shiny helm. 

What Makes Me Pissi/L’Etage/Saturday She’s back and she’s more Pissi than ever, especially in this heat and the fact that it’s her….sigh…final show at L’Etage. But lucky for us, everyone’se favorite NYC owning drag goddess Ms. Myles has DJ Chris Urban, Astala Vista, Phaedra Phaded and the UK’s one-and-very-only Meth by her ridiculously padded sides to help keep her cool…well, for a few minutes, anyway. 

Back 2 Basics Throwback Party/Saturday What could be better than a throwback party to take over your Saturday night? Nothing..unless it’s hosted by Ms. Amber Hikes and her B2B crew…which it most certainly is. So, go. 

Amos Lee/Academy of Music/Sunday Because life rides just a little bit smoother when the light, twangy grooves of Mr. Lee are involved.

DJ Chris Urban at Positano Coast/Every Monday Do you live that service industry life? If so, you must dance, not walk over to PC every Monday and let the grooves provided by one of Philly’s most smokin’ DJs help you forget all about that jackass customer that attempted to ruin your night. 

All the Drag Tea with Brittany Lynn Since there’s so much local drag business all up and around Philly, Drag Mafia diva Brittany Lynn has taken over the typewriter to serve you with all of the drag happenings, including the upcoming tea on Ariel Versace’s Fish Tank, Bev’s Bitchfest and many, many, more fierce events that are guaranteed to snatch a wig or twelve. 

“Not Your Basic” Brunch/Sept 18th/Pennsylvania 6 Philly The rumors are true…”Not Your Basic” Brunch is returning to take over your Sunday Funday lives once again. But as usual, those tables will be snatched up quick, and with the kick off theme being “Welcome to the Jungle,” you better hurry up and get your J.Lo “Waiting for Tonight” on right now, otherwise you’ll be waiting until next month to take a seat. 

Beyonce/Lincoln Financial Field/Sept 29th Are you going to be ready for all of that jelly (and water!) that Blue Ivy’s momma is about to unleash on the Linc once again? Of course, queen. Now, get those tickets. 

Listen to Music/Every Damn Day Of Your Life